Gender Discrimination in Iran

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Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby A_Seagull » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 pm

I read an item in today's paper about how "Eight Iranian girls were turned away from a men's soccer match after failing to trick officials when they disguised themselves as boys in an attempt to attend the match in Tehran. Iran argues that the ban on women attending soccer matches is necessary to protect them from lewd language that might emanate from the terraces."

My question is : What can women/girls in Iran do to alleviate the situation? Living in such a patriarchal society where physical punishment is carried out for the most trivial of transgressions, what can women do?

Suppose you had a female friend living in Iran, what advice would you offer her?

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby Harbal » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:20 pm

They should organise a protest outside the football ground chanting the Iranian equivalent of "let us in you fucking bastards". If that doesn't work, they could try going to watch cricket, instead.

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby A_Seagull » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:47 am

Harbal wrote:They should organise a protest outside the football ground chanting the Iranian equivalent of "let us in you fucking bastards". If that doesn't work, they could try going to watch cricket, instead.


Well that is the best answer so far! :)

I would have thought that some forum feminists might have proffered an opinion or a suggestion for their Iranian sisters.

Perhaps a little thought experiment might get the creative juices flowing: Suppose it was the other way around.... and that it was men who had to wear a head scarf in public and were not allowed to take out a bank loan without the approval of a matriarchal relative and were not allowed to go to watch women's soccer? And that men were subservient to women under law?

What would men do? What could they do?

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby Wyman » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:47 am

A_Seagull wrote:
Harbal wrote:They should organise a protest outside the football ground chanting the Iranian equivalent of "let us in you fucking bastards". If that doesn't work, they could try going to watch cricket, instead.


Well that is the best answer so far! :)

I would have thought that some forum feminists might have proffered an opinion or a suggestion for their Iranian sisters.

Perhaps a little thought experiment might get the creative juices flowing: Suppose it was the other way around.... and that it was men who had to wear a head scarf in public and were not allowed to take out a bank loan without the approval of a matriarchal relative and were not allowed to go to watch women's soccer? And that men were subservient to women under law?

What would men do? What could they do?


Emigrate to the U.S.A. - oh yeah, maybe Germany

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby HexHammer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:55 am

A_Seagull wrote:I read an item in today's paper about how "Eight Iranian girls were turned away from a men's soccer match after failing to trick officials when they disguised themselves as boys in an attempt to attend the match in Tehran. Iran argues that the ban on women attending soccer matches is necessary to protect them from lewd language that might emanate from the terraces."

My question is : What can women/girls in Iran do to alleviate the situation? Living in such a patriarchal society where physical punishment is carried out for the most trivial of transgressions, what can women do?

Suppose you had a female friend living in Iran, what advice would you offer her?
"[..]Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you." This is the grounds of gender discrimination.

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby A_Seagull » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:39 am

Wyman wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:
Harbal wrote:They should organise a protest outside the football ground chanting the Iranian equivalent of "let us in you fucking bastards". If that doesn't work, they could try going to watch cricket, instead.


Well that is the best answer so far! :)

I would have thought that some forum feminists might have proffered an opinion or a suggestion for their Iranian sisters.

Perhaps a little thought experiment might get the creative juices flowing: Suppose it was the other way around.... and that it was men who had to wear a head scarf in public and were not allowed to take out a bank loan without the approval of a matriarchal relative and were not allowed to go to watch women's soccer? And that men were subservient to women under law?

What would men do? What could they do?


Emigrate to the U.S.A. - oh yeah, maybe Germany


Yeah voting with your feet is a good option.. so long as you have places to go. I hardly think USA would take any Iranian immigrants at this time.. not sure about Germany.

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Re: Gender Discrimination in Iran

Postby vegetariantaxidermy » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:33 am

A_Seagull wrote:
Wyman wrote:
A_Seagull wrote:
Well that is the best answer so far! :)

I would have thought that some forum feminists might have proffered an opinion or a suggestion for their Iranian sisters.

Perhaps a little thought experiment might get the creative juices flowing: Suppose it was the other way around.... and that it was men who had to wear a head scarf in public and were not allowed to take out a bank loan without the approval of a matriarchal relative and were not allowed to go to watch women's soccer? And that men were subservient to women under law?

What would men do? What could they do?


Emigrate to the U.S.A. - oh yeah, maybe Germany


Yeah voting with your feet is a good option.. so long as you have places to go. I hardly think USA would take any Iranian immigrants at this time.. not sure about Germany.

Hmm, but they take their horrible customs with them. Almost makes you think the women approve of those customs, and don't appreciate others telling they are miserable.


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